Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bath during the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Manager
Somerset > Bath
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 28 28
Rank change year-on-year +5 0 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 4 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bath 2.61% 0.60% 2.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.68% 0.61% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Bath median daily rate £450 £500 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +38.89% -
10th Percentile £418 £475 £350
90th Percentile £483 £525 £370
Somerset median daily rate £450 £500 £360
% change year-on-year -10.00% +38.89% -17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bath median hourly rate - - -
Somerset median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bath. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bath
Contract vacancies in Bath with a recognized job title 149 165 172
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.39% 98.80% 93.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 112 115
Bath median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £206 £203 £244
90th Percentile £493 £525 £488
Somerset median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 7
Bath median hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.42% -2.94% -
10th Percentile £15.50 £15.28 £10.05
90th Percentile £43.75 £39.85 £98.25
Somerset median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% +7.50% +33.33%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Bath

Job postings that featured Test Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bath.

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Bath

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bath

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Manager in Bath.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in Bath

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bath

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bath region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Military
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 2 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
1 2 (50.00%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (25.00%) HP ALM
2 1 (25.00%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Groovy
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) Jython
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bath by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Ant
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Maven
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (50.00%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) jQuery
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Groovy
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) Jython
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (25.00%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (25.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) CA
1 1 (25.00%) HP